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Security :: Keep Your System Current

Because today's security threats are heavily focused on exploiting vulnerabilities in common operating systems and applications, one of the most important ways to keep your information safe is to ensure your OS, browser, and other widely-used applications such as Adobe's Acrobat Reader are kept up to date (as well as your antivirus, of course!).

Note that you will need to have the latest OS patches installed for Windows and Macintosh systems, as well as up-to-date antivirus, in order to connect to the HSU wireless network.

Security :: Information Security Office

 

 

Keeping Campus Information Secure

Humboldt State University's Information Security Team works with the campus community to secure system and network resources and to protect the confidentiality of student, faculty, and staff information.

We collaborate with other ITS teams to manage account access control, establish policies, procedures and guidelines, and track, coordinate and mitigate responses to security incidents.

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Compromised Accounts 

Security :: For Students

Humboldt State University's Information Security Office works with the campus community to secure system and network resources and to protect the confidentiality of student, faculty, and staff information. If you have ideas on improving HSU's information security, contact us at iso@humboldt.edu.

To report information security violations or concerns, please send email to the appropriate address below:

Security :: Training and Support

Training & support

Information security awareness training

Security :: For Staff and Faculty

Humboldt State University's Information Security Office works with the campus community to secure system and network resources and to protect the confidentiality of student, faculty, and staff information. If you have ideas on improving HSU's information security, contact us at iso@humboldt.edu.

To report information security violations or concerns, please send email to the appropriate address below:

Information Security: Top 10 Security Measures

Whether you're staff, faculty, or student, by familiarizing yourself with - and acting on - the information on this page, you'll go a long way towards ensuring you don't become a victim of identity theft or suffer a catastrophic loss of data during your time at HSU.

1. Use a strong password

A strong password is the best way to protect yourself against identity theft and unauthorized access to your confidential information. Read our tips for creating a strong, memorable password.

P2P File-sharing and Copyright Violations

This information regarding P2P File-sharing and copyright violations is intended to increase your awareness so that you may avoid potential sanctions.

Learn more about "Illegal Electronic File and Protection of Electronic Copyrighted Material", Executive Order 999 from CSU's Office of the Chancellor. 

SSL Server Certificate FAQs

Q.  Where can I find troubleshooting information for certificate services?  

A:  http://support.comodo.com/

Appropriate Use Policy

This document borrows extensively from and replicates significant portions of the University of Delaware's "Policy for Responsible Computing." The University of Delaware was awarded CAUSE's "Best Practices in Service" award for 1995 for this work. Local modifications and editing were performed by a committee of HSU users in 1996, including faculty, staff, and students, appointed by the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Security :: Phishing Examples

Here are a few examples of phishing emails we have received at Humboldt State University. What would you have done if you'd received any of these emails? Are there tell-tale signs you would have picked up?